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	 Banks victimized by Clapp.
his former equivocal one.
  25.  Friday.  Writing  Momus  matter
all the morning.    Down-town in the afternoon,
to Harper s with proof, then to  Momus  office.
Addey there.    Called on W. Leslie at his
office, sat half-an-hour drinking ginger wine
with him.  The Kings have left Mrs. Potter;
her house is half-empty just now.   Up Broad-
way, passed Sally and, I think Matty; met
Banks.    Banks told me  two of the best jokes
he had ever made,  and deplored his having
sunk $60 in the  Saturday Press,  characteriz-
ing Clapp as a  financial sleuth-hound (!)
Clapp had written him  a sympathizing letter,  in
response to Banks  application for the money,
but devil a dollar was in it.            Writing  Mo-
mus  copy till 10 1/2, then out for a mug of
ale at the  Optimus,  where  Cahill presently
joined me.        He had been spending the evening
talking principally with Miss Susan Woodworth.
  Morris is talking about leaving.            There s
an old or middle-aged woman, who has written
a novel on the cheerful subject of the Great
Indian Rubber law controversy (!), which novel
hasn t any love in it, is ungrammatical
and badly-spelt; hence she wants it revised,
rewritten, in fact.   This job Billington
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Twelve: page two hundred and twenty-five
Description:Regarding a talk with Banks about Henry Clapp.
Subject:Addey; Banks, A.F.; Billington; Clapp, Henry, Jr.; Edwards, Martha; Edwards, Sally (Nast); Gunn, Thomas Butler; Leslie, William; Morris, James (K. N. Pepper); Potter, Mrs.; Publishers and publishing; Woodward, Susan.
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
Coverage (Street):Broadway
Scan Date:2011-01-29


Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Twelve
Description:Includes descriptions of boarding house living, his freelance writing and drawing work, antics of the New York literary Bohemians, visits to the Edwards family, the activities of London detective Arthur Ledger who is staying in his boarding house, Thomas Nast's courtship of Sally Edwards, two masked balls at his boarding house, a visit to Lotty Granville at Fordham, the state of Charles Damoreau's marriage, and a visit to the ''Phalanx'' in New Jersey with George Boweryem.
Subject:Boardinghouses; Bohemians; Detectives; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Journalism; Marriage; Publishers and publishing; Travel; Women
Coverage (City/State):New York, New York; Fordham, New York; New Jersey
Note:Thomas Butler Gunn was born February 15, 1826, in Banbury, England, and came to New York in 1849. During the Civil War he worked as a correspondent for the New York Tribune and the New York Evening Post. He returned to England in 1863, and died in Birmingham in April 1903. The collection includes twenty-one volumes of his diaries, including newspaper clippings, letters, photographs, sketches, and various other items inserted by Gunn. Diary entries date from July 7, 1849, to April 7, 1863, and include his experiences with the New York publishing and literary world, his descriptions of boarding houses, his travels throughout the United States, and his experiences traveling with the Federal army as a Civil War correspondent.
Publisher:Missouri History Museum
Rights:Copyright 2011 Missouri History Museum.
Source:Page images, transcriptions, and metadata of the Thomas Butler Gunn diaries have been provided by the Missouri History Museum.